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 Post subject: Is it Raining in ADDO??
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:36 am 
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Can anyone tell us if it is raining in Addo.

We had 170 mm since Thuesday and I hope it is spreading wide enough to reach Addo.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:47 am 
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Wonderful soaking rain for the past 24 hours here in EL - and my thoughts this morning were ... is it raining in Addo? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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Have just come on line to ask the same thing - it is raining beautifully in PE, so hope they are getting it too?? If no one replies, I will just have to get in the car and go and look for myself!

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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I'm about 30km. from the Addo and we've had almost 50mm up to now.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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There was yesterday a rain storm in the town...Addo. Flooding as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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I hope that the flooding didn't cause damage, but it is great to hear about the rain.


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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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The Park measured 56mm of rain...I heard.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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I'm still waiting for the official figures to come through, but in the past few days we've had about 70 mm rain. :dance: Will post when I have figures.

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 Post subject: Re: Is it Raining in ADDO??
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I cannot wait to see a green Addo again !!

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 Post subject: The Rain Has Come
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:dance: It's raining in Addo! (or was this morning when I first tried to post this but was thwarted by uncommunicative telephone lines).

We had about 5mm of rain yesterday evening and then it rained solidly this morning. Hopefully it won't stop too soon :pray:

I'll keep you updated on millimetres received once I get the figures.

For those of you who haven't visited for a while and don't know why we're doing the rain dance, it is very dry in Addo (and much of the Eastern Cape). Although we can't say that we've had any wildlife deaths from the dry conditions as such, it is clear that many animals have lost condition. Animals such as baboons and vervet monkeys are clearly ranging further in search of food. Last year's rainfall was almost half of the long-term average annual rainfall.

Hopefully we'll see a bit more greenery soon.

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 Post subject: Re: The Rain Has Come
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Very glad to hear the rain has arrived. May it continue!

Just for interest sake: is Addo in a summer/winter rainfall belt? I am originally from Cape Town which gets winter rain and I am aware that some coastal areas stretching to PE can get rain during all seasons.
How much rain does Addo receive annually?
Are these dry conditions leading to severely depleted waterholes?

Thank you for taking time to answer my questions? I have been to Addo once in September 2000 and really enjoyed the landscapes and vegetation. Good variety of wildlife too!

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 Post subject: Re: The Rain Has Come
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Glad to hear that its raining.
According to a local weather forecaster the Eastern Cape is going to get a lot of rain tommorrow and maybe tonight. Lets hope this is correct.
Please keep us informed, Megan.


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 Post subject: Re: The Rain Has Come
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What good news, hope you get lots now - the whole area including the karroo needs rain badly :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: The Rain Has Come
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Awsome news :clap: :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: The Rain Has Come
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Any news on what is happening with the weather today?


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